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January 19, 2024 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Membership Committee Report
« on: January 19, 2024, 07:43:53 AM »
Here are the latest membership stats for January 2024
Current members: 303
Lifetime Members: 56
Student members: 59
Delegates: 58

Membership has remained steady but still low for student memberships. We’ll work on messaging to recruit more. Thanks to the delegates for helping with membership.

We’ve had a couple of blips with the treasurer transition - Leah is great – PayPal not so much. If any one has an issue please let Leah or Carol Anne know – we can fix it in the background.

Bill Jones and Carol Anne are working on the renewal messages.

The Student Subcommittee  - no report

Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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November 17, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Membership Committee
« on: November 17, 2023, 07:13:48 AM »
Here are the latest membership stats for November 2023
Current members: 312
Lifetime Members: 56
Student members: 57
Delegates: 58

Membership has dropped especially with student memberships. We’ll work on messaging to recruit more. Thanks to the delegates for helping with membership.

Leah’s transition to Treasurer was run smoothly BUT we have had a few issues with PayPal and communication. If anyone has paid and it is not in the database, please let Carol Anne know – we can fix it in the background.

Bill Jones and carol Anne are working on the renewal messages.

The Student Subcommittee  - no report

Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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September 15, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Membership Committee Report
« on: September 15, 2023, 07:28:23 AM »
Here are the latest membership stats for September 2023
Current members: 352
Lifetime Members: 55
Student members: 96
Delegates: 58

Membership has remained steady – we did not get a conference bump this year which is usually 25-50. Here’s a place delegates can be very helpful.
Leah’s transition to Treasurer has run smoothly for the Membership Committee.
The Student Subcommittee  held the 2nd Annual Future Librarians Day on April 21, 2023 and had 62 registrants. The recording of the event will be up o the YouTube channel soon. Results of their survey (17 respondents) for future programming:  .
•   Effectively working with diverse populations
•   Hiring Process (focus on institutions with tenure & promotion processes)
•   Interviewing
•   Collection Development
•   Building effective liaison relationships
•   Keeping up with advancements in technical services and systems
Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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Here are the latest membership stats for June 2023
Current members: 347
Lifetime Members: 55
Student members: 95
Delegates: 58

Membership has decreased – this is unusual especially with the conference which tends to give us a bump.  Notices prompting membership renewals continue to go out monthly.

The SUNYLA Student Subcommittee held its 2nd Annual Future Librarians Day on April 21, 2023. There were 62 registrants. A recording of the event will be made available on the Youtube channel.

Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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Here are the latest membership stats for March 2023
Current members: 371
Lifetime Members: 53 (11 are delegates!)
Student members: 111 (thanks to a push at Albany)

Albany - 50
Buffalo - 19
LIU - 12
Pratt - 5
Queens - 11
Syracuse - 6
Unknown Institution - 8

Delegates: 58 (Erie has 2)

Membership is increasing a bit; with the annual conference it will bump up a little more. Notices prompting membership renewals continue to go out monthly.
Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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January 20, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Membership Report
« on: January 19, 2023, 02:39:08 PM »
Here are the latest membership stats for January 2023
Current members: 359
Lifetime Members: 51
Student members: 98
   Albany - 38
        Buffalo - 18
        LIU - 12
        Pratt - 5
       Queens - 11
       Syracuse - 6
       Unknown Institutions - 8
Delegates: 59

Membership remained stable. Notices prompting membership renewals continue to go out monthly. I  went back and sent out late membership notices to individuals who did not renew in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

LIS Student Subcommittee – Nothing to report.

Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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November 4, 2022 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Membership Committee
« on: November 03, 2022, 07:48:52 AM »
Apologies, I will be at NYLA on Friday

Here are the latest membership stats for November 2022
Current members: 346
Lifetime Members: 51
Student members: 100
Delegates: 59

Thanks to Adam for reaching out to the delegates (and with a little bump). Numbers are remaining consistent, but it would be nice to have a little push, so delegates - please, please, please encourage your colleagues to join.

LIS Student Committee - Committee members reached out to their respective liaison campuses at the beginning of the semester to share information about SUNYLA with LIS students. There will be a second push this month. They are planning a January resume/cover letter writing workshop and will be more active in the spring with continuing things like the resume/cover letter workshop, Future Librarians Day, and maybe a handful of other things.
 
Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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September 16, 2022 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Membership Committee Report
« on: September 14, 2022, 10:44:04 AM »
Here are the latest membership stats for September 2022
Current members: 349
Lifetime Members: 50
Student members: 100
Delegates: 58

Delegates - please, please, please encourage your colleagues to join.
 
Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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Here are the latest membership stats for June 2022
Current members: 363
Lifetime Members: 47
Student members: 101
Delegates: 58

Membership decreased significantly. Twenty-nine student memberships expired. The remaining gap looks like non-renewal of associate members who attended the virtual SUNYLA conference last year.   
Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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Here are the latest membership stats for March 2022
Current members: 420
Lifetime Members: 46
Student members: 130
Delegates: 57

Membership remains consistent at all levels.
Bill Jones and Carol Anne (mostly Bill) worked on fixing the “joined” year in the Membership Database.  He also created a Google Form with members who had no joined year. I have been searching LinkedIn and other resources and found some but could use some help from the delegates. If yours or one of your colleagues join date is missing, let me know the answer and I will add it. Thank you!
The SUNYLA LIS Student Subcommittee met last month and discussed:
•   Promoting the annual conference and scholarships to our liaison schools
•   Future Librarians Day
o   Virtual event in mid/late April
o   Will consist of three 45-minute panels and 1-hour breakout session (panels include public services, collections/archives, and Tech Services)
o   The point of the event is to introduce different kinds of academic library positions/jobs to LIS students and to provide a space for them to connect with professionals in academic positions they may be interested in
o   Currently firming up panelists & date

Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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Here are the latest membership stats for January 2022
Current members: 417
Lifetime Members: 46
Student members: 128
Delegates: 58

Membership remains consistent at all levels.
A reminder - When a member is coming up for tenure and/or promotion, I can verify their membership and would be happy to write a letter to add to the dossier. I have done this in the past. The database does not have the start date for all members (for several reasons). If you want that added to the database, please contact me and I can amend your record.

The SUNYLA LIS Student subcommittee – no report. Certainly, there has been activity in the group with the increase in student membership.
Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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Here are the latest membership stats for November 2021
Current members: 409
Lifetime Members: 44
Student members: 123
Delegates: 58

Website – Thanks to Bill Jones, we were able to add the Member Recommendation form (Google forms) to the main SUNYLA page. This will let our delegates and other members recommend potential members to the Membership Development Committee, which will follow up on these suggestions. Bill also added the SUNYA-l Opt-out option onto the Join/Renew page. This application will automatically send a notice to Jill to update listserv membership for those who wish to be a part of this conversation. We also updated/fixed several aspects of the page/forms (e.g., form title).
   
The SUNYLA LIS Student subcommittee – no report. Certainly, there has been activity in the group with the increase in student membership.
Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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Here are the latest membership stats for September 2021
Current members: 386
Lifetime Members: 44
Student members: 104
Delegates: 57

Membership dipped a bit after the conference, which is normal. Special thanks to delegates for keeping up with members. And to the student subcommittee - when the connections are made, I can see a big sign up.
   
The SUNYLA LIS Student subcommittee
Three liaison relationships have been officially established and information about student membership and SUNYLA have been sent out. These schools are UB, UAlbany, and The Palmer School.

A non-members survey has been sent out to both UAlbany and UB students. The purpose of this survey is to see if students are aware of our organization and are interested in joining. Joan will be sending out this survey to Palmer School shortly.

We are interested in creating a student mentoring program. Jocelyn has drafted a document outlining what such a program would look like (attached) .

The subcommittee will be meeting on 9/20 to discuss liaison connections and planning two events: a resume/CV writing workshop and academic librarians panel (Future Librarians Day). We will probably start looking for volunteers to get involved with these events shortly.

Delegate Enhancement Subcommittee
The SUNYLA Delegate Enhancement Subcommittee met again in August.  Still working on ideas, including reduced rates for conference attendance and other motivators, such as meeting attendance incentives. Our next meeting is on October 8, 2021. All are welcome.

Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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June 16, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL (Annual) / President's Report
« on: June 15, 2021, 02:41:42 PM »
President's Report June 2021

Many thanks to Carrie Fishner and her committees - this year’s conference looks very exciting – there’s lots of great programs, social events, and virtual networking opportunities – take advantage of as much as you can. Special thanks to Ebsco and other vendors who sponsor numerous aspects of the conference. This conference will be a success – but looking forward to catching up with people (in-person) at Farmingdale in 2022!

Shannon Pritting contacted Jocelyn and I about an opportunity. SUNY was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from Ebsco to be used for DEI initiatives.  They want to focus on supporting more DEI professional development, and to support initiatives to review DEI for library collections, both print and electronic.  They have been discussing this with ESLN as well, to handle the funds.  Since SUNYLA is a great venue for creating ad hoc committees to address areas that SUNY libraries are looking to collaborate more in, they are hoping that perhaps SUNYLA could work with OLIS to coordinate in this area, with OLIS providing the funding from Ebsco, and some other in-kind support. We met and discussed possible options, including workshops through the year, and initiatives at SUNYLA 2022. A main point of our discussion was continuity and not one-time events.

During the April Delegate Enhancement Subcommittee (more under membership) meeting, the perennial issue of library professionals/librarians/SUNYLA naming surfaced. While we have debated the SUNYLA name and realize the difficulty with a change, a suggestion came up about organizing a Library Professionals Committee. I spoke to Susan Perry (OLIS) who has been in both librarian and library professional roles, for input and possible leadership of a committee.

Here’s to another wonderful year – it has been a pleasure and honor to work with all of you – SUNYLA strong is its members – your work makes SUNYLA strong!

Respectfully,
Carol Anne

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Many thanks to Dan Harms for writing this up.

RESOLVED, that the SUNYLA Librarians Association urges campuses to hire new librarians at
or above the same or equivalent rank at which new tenure-track teaching faculty are typically
hired at their campus; and

RESOLVED, that the President of SUNYLA shall share this resolution with the SUNY Libraries
Consortium and the directors of the libraries of SUNY.

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